Originally Posted by Submariner
So I am running about 152k on my Rubi right now.
What is the life expectancy of the control arm bushings and ball joints of a TJ?
I got a good discount at Oriely's for a few more weeks and was wondering if I should buy them now while I have the discount going.
So what is the verdict? buy em now or wait until they fail?
1) You do know that king pins and ball joints is two different aminals, right?
2) Theoretically, they're lifetime parts. In practise, they last until they fail. (How long is that? Your guess is as good as mine - too many variables.)
2a) EPDM bushings seem to be about 150kmiles or so, give or take. Again, plenty of variables.
3) You can keep spares on hand if you think you need to, but do you really need to? (Most of the "spare parts" I tend to keep around are just maintenance items - tune-up parts, brake friction, and the like.)